David H Gorski, MD, PhD  

Medical Practice
Better Health
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
About the Doctor
David H. Gorski, MD, PhD, FACS is a surgical oncologist at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute specializing in breast cancer surgery, where he also serves as the American College of Surgeons Committee on Cancer Liaison Physician as well as an Associate Professor of Surgery and member of the faculty of the Graduate Program in Cancer Biology at Wayne State University. An NIH-funded investigator whose primary research interests include tumor angiogenesis and the role of glutamate receptors in promoting the growth and metastasis of breast cancer, Dr. Gorski also runs an active research laboratory at the Karmanos Cancer Institute, where he was recently appointed Program Leader for the Breast Cancer Biology Program.

He first became interested in pseudoscience and "alternative" medicine several years ago, when quite by accident he wandered into the Usenet newsgroup misc.health.alternative and began critically examining the claims there. He has accumulated considerable blogging experience over the last nearly four years under a pseudonym, producing what is consistently ranked as one of the top ten medical blogs, and is happy to drop his pseudonym in order to join such an accomplished group of skeptical doctors to discuss science- and evidence-based medicine (SEBM) for a broad audience. (Finding Dr. Gorski's other, far more infamous blog persona is left as an exercise for the interested reader.) Sadly, although he shares the same last name, Dr. Gorski is not related to Dr. Timothy Gorski, an OB/GYN who is well-known as a skeptic and critic of dubious medical practices.
Recent Blog Entries

Jun 08, 2009 - 88 Comments
Unfortunately, a frequent topic on SBM has been the anti-vaccine movement, personified these days by celebrity spokesmodel for Gene...